Welcome to another issue of our weekly bulletin! Find out who our upcoming speakers are, what we covered in today's meeting and any other scheduled events.
16 Members joined us today.  There were no visiting Rotarians or guests. 
This week's program
President Carla called the 18th meeting of the Rotary year to order at 12:02.  The Pledge was led by Laura Trout. 
 
Happy Bucks - David K is celebrating a new grandchild.
 
Mike Williams is heading the Rotarians at Work Week project.  It is scheduled for the 3rd week of April.   The club will be volunteering at  / for the Flagstaff family food center during the week.  The details are still being worked out; however, the following are being discussed as ways to volunteer
  1. Food drive / collection option one
  2. Group volunteer project, they have limited the volunteers due to COVID, they are trying to identify a project for us.
  3. Individuals can perform service there at the food center
  4. Financial contribution may be involved – either the club or individuals.
The meeting had a 5 minute breakout for the club members to socialize!
 
Lee Ridell is proposing to head up a golf tournament fundraiser to support the centennial projects.  Tentative date is August 2.  He estimates the club could earn $16k.  We will hear more next week at the club assembly.
 
Program
Steve Peru introduced our speaker, Misti Warner of Warner’s Nursery.  This was the inaugural program on local business partner outreach.  The purpose is to learn about local business we frequent and to hear how  their businesses got up and running.  It is an opportunity for Rotarians to have better awareness of the businesses in our community.
 
Misti’s grandmother, Dorothy Warner, started working with plants from the desert to provide plants for her own garden.  In 1970, the Nursery business was formally organized.  There was lots of landscaping business in Flagstaff, so that side of the business opened here in 1985.  It continues to be a family business.
 
They have been grateful to be able to stay open during the pandemic.   The year ended with feeling of really being connected for the community.  Misti noted there were 16 million new gardens because of COVID.  Challenge will be to keep folks interested in gardens.  The 6-8 weekends in May and June are the make or break time for the nursery retail business.  She also noted they try to sell the right plants for the right microclimate here in Northern AZ.
 
Wrap up:
Book ‘Don’t call me Pig’ will be donated to Family food bank center reading room in honor of Misty Warner. 
 
Our next meeting is April 6.   It is a club assembly where Tonya will be discussing the Centennial Project.   
 
Rotary Call to action
  1. Identify 2021-2022 grant suggestion topics
  2. Need 4 volunteers for the golf committee.  Reach out to Lee Riddell at  Riddell.lee@gmail.com
 
The meeting was adjourned at 12:59.
Upcoming Events 
Board Meeting
Zoom
Apr 13, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
 
Board Meeting
Zoom
May 11, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
 
Board Meeting
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Jun 08, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
 
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